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COPY-Strong to severe storms and heavy rain in forecast

We have been talking about this for the past few days, and now that we are right on the doorstep of this rain event, it looks like it is going to happen.

The forecast for the National Weather Service's, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center is forecasting rainfall totals over the next 4-5 days to be in the 4"-6" range for all of East Texas.

The heavy rainfall is likely to start during the day tomorrow and come in waves, through Sunday. This will certainly be a blessing for our East Texas area lakes...but Flooding issues will likely occur as well along many of our creeks, streams and rivers.

For those of you living along these areas, please be advised that with this heavy rainfall, you may need to act quickly as this rainfall event unfolds.

There will also be a chance for strong to severe storms during the afternoon, evening and overnight hours on Thursday as the cold front moves into our area. Large hail, very gusty winds, lightning and flooding rainfall are all possible.

This entire storm system will likely stick around until Sunday, however, after tomorrow's severe weather threat, most of the days beyond...will be a very heavy, flooding rainfall event.

Please stay tuned to KLTV 7, as well as our Facebook/Twitter pages so that we can keep you abreast of all of the weather changes and threats over the next several days.

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